An Imperial edict Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period, dated 14th year of the Jiaqing reign (1809) | 清嘉慶 五色織錦誥命聖旨 「嘉慶十四年正月初一日」字 「制誥之寶」印
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Property from a French private collection, Southwest France
An Imperial edict
Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period, dated 14th year of the Jiaqing reign (1809)
mounted as a handscroll, made from different coloured brocade woven with a dense pattern of clouds, the opening section decorated with two dragons flanking the characters fengtian gaoming ('imperial mandate of heaven'), the edict, an imperial promotion conferred upon an official named Shi Yuanshan including praises for his wife, the text arranged in standard form reading from right to left in regular script (kaishu) and repeated in Manchu script reading from left to right, with imperial seals and dated to the fourteen year of the Jiaqing reign (in accordance with 1809)
30 x 240 cm, 11¾ by 94½ in.
Edit impérial, Dynastie Qing, daté de la 14ème année du règne de Jiaqing, 1809
清嘉慶 五色織錦誥命聖旨 「嘉慶十四年正月初一日」字 「制誥之寶」印
30 x 240 公分，11¾x 94½英寸
There is some fading, creases, and surface wear commensurate with age. There are scattered minor stains and tiny losses to the surface. There are some scattered pinholes with associated losses and stains along the edges.
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Collection of Colonel and Mrs Marcel Klepper (1882-1944), acquired during their stay in Beijing (1911-1917). Thence by family descent.